Imagine if you wanted to pull in photos, videos and music from both your desktop and multiple photo services on the Web into one place - with BlueString, now you can. BlueString, a new AOL product, has just launched at TechCrunch40 to offer a rich media aggregator for storing and sharing your memories.
Built on Adobe Flex, BlueString combines photos, videos and music with tools to enable users to string together slide shows that can be shared privately or publicly. BlueString is focused on giving users full control of who can access their media assets and offers tools to easily do so. Once a slide show or "string it" is created users can share it with others that can then add their own media assets making it a multi-user contributed living memory. Users can pull back privileges after they shared an asset (even if it is embedded on another site).
I spend lots of time uploading photos and video so it only makes sense that one of my favorite features of BlueString helps users save time uploading photos, music and videos. BlueString offers an AutoUpload application that upon registering makes it easy to automatically upload your assets the moment you add them to your computer.
Though just launched, BlueString could be a real hit as its open philosophy gives users the freedom to still use their favorite media services to access digital assets but allows users to pull them into BlueString to store, string and share. BlueString hopes to tap into as many photo and video services (i.e. AOL Pictures, Flickr and YouTube) as possible. I think that the more it can tap into the better as it will save me time and creates a full aggregation of my media assets that are currently distributed across the Web.
Check out this BlueString Route 66 "String It' video (below).